Dec 18 -
It's turning more and more Christmassy on Lamma, even
some of my quite cynical mates are getting into the act.
Dec 17 -
The free mulled wine or hot cocoa, plus minced pies
surely were delicious!
Dec 10 -
I've received a lot more Facebook comments and feedback
than I usually get by sharing this China Daily video.
Dec 9 -
Among the several Operation Santa Claus events by The Island Bar,...
Read more about these & other restaurants' festive menus...
It's turning more and more Christmassy on Lamma, even some of my usually
quite cynical, non-plussed mates are getting into the act; it's not just an
act for the kiddies, I think. Some random photos from my walkabouts:
Christmas Tree inside the Green Cottage, just being created by
the Balloon Man sitting outside when I was passing by. He's a
frequent Lamma visitor, delighting kids and adults alike with
his customised squeaky artworks. He had to some online research
before coming up with this new creation.
Dave's well-used & well-worn fiddle which has accompanied this journeyman
busker to numerous countries.
The CAT MEWSEUM @ the former Democracy Wall, close to YSW Ferry Pier. Donate
generously and take away some artsy (Christmas) cards, created by Lamma's
Diane the Cat Artist.
Lamma's Dave the Fiddler (part of many Lamma Bands) performing carols live
in the very artsy Central Market, just before the Mid-Levels Escalator.
'Santa on Lamma' video by DJ Clark & Min
More info in our
Lamma Island Hong Kong Facebook group.
The free mulled wine or hot cocoa, plus minced pies surely were delicious!
Plus some of my photos, after Santa had left,
click for more...
Video/Photos Map: Click on the map below to see Mike Chau's
and in-depth photo galleries:
the full story & see the pics behind this group shot,
plus a surprising, new use of the OSC Santa Claus sleigh...
many more photos of the revamped Waterfront!
Michael Rother In Concert (and visiting Lamma, accepting Nick's
invitation, see above, walking
past Banyan Bay Cafe!) ~ Nov 8, 2016 ~
"I'm not sulking or feeling stroppy today. That's still to come because
I've space/time shifted to KITEC in Kowloon Bay on 8 November 2016 for an
"A fine Hendrixian rage-howl of beats. Swirls of sonic insanity..."
Another music review (and more) by Nick the Bookman...
Press release with details...
More photos of this mountainbiking race...
Exploring North Lamma's beauty, hiking/biking last Friday afternoon:
Cable Road, Trig Vantage Point, Snake Trail, Graveyard with Best View, Lamma
Winds, Hung Shing Yeh,...
I've received a lot more Facebook comments and feedback than I usually get by
China Daily video above, interviewing Lammaite
"Eco-Warrior Bobsy" in his
Mana! chain of restaurants/takeaways.
It's fascinating how the opinions about him vary so much, from the critical
"I love Bobsy... A real hero!"
A very funny feedback I got was this YouTube video:
the Man Bun.
His many activities on Lamma and on HK Island have generated quite a few
Lamma-zine stories and even more
pictures as he's managed to collect so much free publicity in the HK
media over the years.
Still such a "controversial" Lammaite after all the years of doing
Among the several Operation Santa Claus events, masterminded by The Island
Bar, there was a 10km race for charity. Photo by Robert Lockyer,
outside the bar. He writes:
"10km winners: Name of the winners are 1st Rujai Rai, 2nd Bhupal Raj
Limbu. Eudiya Gurung Yam Koirala and Namsang Rai, junior winner."
Congratulations to HK Electric for winning this impressive award, presented
for excellent customer service. They're adding it to their long and ever
growing collection of accolades from many sources and places.
It's even proudly displayed on the
HK Electric home
page today. Here's a press release with details and more photos:
Excellent Service Becoming a Winning Habit at HK Electric
"HK Electric has been awarded the coveted "2016 Excellence Award"
of the Mystery Shopper Programme, organised by the Hong Kong Retail
Management Association (HKRMA), in recognition of the Company's excellent
service to its customers.
The Company had received the "Service Retailers of the Year - Grand
Award" in 2013 and 2015, and again excelled in the Mystery Shopper
Programme (a specialised programme in evaluating service standards of
service retailers) this year for earning the "Service Retailers of the
Year - Retail (Services)" title for the sixth time in succession. This
year, HK Electric attained the highest score among all participating brands
for the second year running and won the highest honour of the programme -
the "2016 Excellence Award..."
"Through various training, knowledge management practices, seminars and
focus group meetings, our team has been equipped with excellent skills and
knowledge to better serve our clients and improve our service standards,"
The 18 pledged service standards of HK Electric cover
major service areas, one of which is especially dedicated to
enhancing the quality of counter service in Customer Centre. HK
Electric pledged to limit average waiting time for counter
services to less than 3.5 minutes. Not only did the Company
accomplish that but even surpass all the standards last year
with the hard work by the whole Company.
In all, a total of 155 brands
participated in the Mystery Shopper Programme, a highly credible
service performance benchmarking tool for retailers introduced
by HKRMA in 1996."
For more good news about Lamma's by far biggest company,
supplying all electric power to HK and Lamma Islands, with an
incredible 99.999% reliability (I haven't lost power in my home
office in years.); click below:
For a direct link to daily updated Lamma Events:
Dec 28, The N. Lamma Public Library will
close, to be replaced by a temp mobile library outside the YSW
Plaza (just behind the YSW Football Pitch) for around 3 years;
while they're building this glass palace in the location of the
current YSW Library for $50+ million: "Yung Shue Wan Library cum
Heritage and Cultural Showroom".
More pics and discussion...
The temp library will only be open Mon, Wed, Thu
and Sat, 9:45am-1pm, 2-4:30pm; closed on Tue, Fri and Sun.
It took a little while, but here they are, my first-ever mushrooms grown in
our bathroom. No, not growing unintentionally by themselves due to the damp,
dark conditions in there (which mushrooms love!), but from a growers' DIY
kit I bought in the recent yearly Eco-Expo at the airport.
Besides having a long chat with the Baroque on Lamma people who exhibited in
the Green Council's section, there were quite a few local green initiatives
like this fine kit from
Initiative. It's basically a recycled glass jar with saw dust,
coffee grounds and seeds. Just spray water mist occasionally (no watering!)
and store in dark, damp place. That's why the bathroom is pretty ideal.
Steamed for a few minutes, a bit of soya sauce, delicious these oyster
mushrooms were! They might regrow again after harvesting. Patiently waiting,
spraying water mist once a day...
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